Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sales Update 10/21-10/28

Hey everyone I'm back with another weekly sales update! Things have been SO slow for me lately! I can't believe it! It's the fourth quarter and I was expecting things to be booming! Hopefully it'll pick back up soon. I listed around 20 something items yesterday, so I'm going to finish listing the rest of my clothes, and then I'll start taking pictures of everything I have left!  (Shown in one of my last posts HERE.) I still have around 30-50 articles of clothing left to measure, and photograph. Along with over 200 items to photograph, measure, and list. I've got to get busy! I keep telling myself that I've got a GREAT winter stash, since there's no yardsales right now, but then I think that all of my stuff sitting there is just money that I'm not making. 
I got a promotion a few days ago for 10,000 free listings, and usually that motivates me enough to get 100 things listed throughout the length of the promotion..  But this time they've excluded the 30-day buy it now period, and I'm trying to figure out if it's worth doing it. I guess it is, but 10 days.. That's not long at all, and I NEVER pay for my listings. I always use my 150 free from my store subscription, and then I wait for a promotion. 
Another problem I've ran into is the new/old automatic FREE relist. Everyone should see this box checked at the end of every listing, right before you click the final submission button. 

This has been changed to relist automatically 1 time, instead of 3, for free now, but as I was reading one of eBay's updates, they're saying now that if this box is checked, you will be CHARGED when the item relists. Of course I called eBay to find out what was going on. The rep I talked to said that we will still get the one free relist. So we will see what happens on November 9th! If I start getting charged, I'll have to go into each and every one of my 400+ listings and uncheck that box.. It'll be such a hassle. 

Enough of my ranting... And onto my weekly sales update! I'm actually on schedule this time!!

Number of items listed: 412
Number of items sold: 8 items
Amount sold: around $97 (not including shipping)

Very VERY slow week. My goal is to get up to selling around $400 a week. That would be IDEAL! 

Here's what sold: 

This orange Haegar pitcher was picked up by my grandma. It sold for $14.95 +shipping.

These two pairs of shoes were also my grandmas, they sold to the same person for a best offer of $15 +shipping.


I paid $3 for this L.L. Bean Hawaiian style shirt. It sold for a best offer of $12 +shipping. 

This Aeropostale jacket was given to me by my aunt along with a lot of other clothes. It sold for $9.95 +shipping. 

Here's another set of shower curtain hooks! I think mom picked these up for a dollar or two. They sold for $9.95 +shipping.

This was something my grandpa picked up at a yardsale for me to resell for him. He paid $1, and it sold for $19.95 +shipping.

Summer clothes are still selling! This dress sold for $14.95 +shipping.

Those are all 8 of my sales for the week! Not much at all, but I'm happy! It's definitely better than nothing! 

I've been thinking about upgrading my store to the next level. I have the basic store right now with 150 free listings, and since they MAY be taking out the free auto relist, I will probably be needing the bigger store with 500 free relists. It's just an extra amount of money to spend.. $16 compared to $50. I'm making enough to cover the $50 amount, but I'm just not sure if I'll be able to use all 500 listings every month. It's definitely something I'm considering though. Let me know what store you have, if you have one. And how you're managing with the limited free listings we get every month! If you don't have a store, I'd love to hear how many listings you have on eBay and how you manage them.

Thanks for reading everyone! Have a GREAT week! 

Oh! And before I forget!! I got approved for adsense!!! I've went through and tried to select the most appropriate ads for my blog, and I'm trying to post them as inconspicuously as possible so that they don't hinder your reading. They will always be at the end of every post! 


  1. did you find the store fee calculator? it helps you decide the best bang for your buck as far as store size is concerned. It took me forever to go from basic to mid store but I LOVE the Selling Manager Pro which comes free with the mid store. Sales sucked here too :( But its nice to get rid of inventory for $ no matter the amount :(

    1. I forgot about that! I'll be checking into it soon. I had one sale last night, so hopefully more will follow. I've been revising old listings all day!


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